New Microsoft Surface Range: Australian Price, Specs And Release Date

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Earlier today Microsoft announced three new Surface devices - The Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2 and Surface laptop 2. Here's how much they'll cost in Australia, what you can find under the hoods and when you can get them.

Surface Pro 6

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It may not have USB-C, but the Pro 6 does have some nice updates - like an 8th-Gen processor (i5-8250U or i7-8650U) and 8GB base of RAM, which can be upgraded to 16GB. And let's not forget that new matte black finish. Pricing starts at $1349.

  • 12.3-inch 2736 x 1824 PixelSense display
  • Windows 10 Home OS
  • Intel Core 8th Gen i5/i7 CPU
  • 8GB/16GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • Up to 13.5 hours battery life
  • 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras
  • USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, Surface Connector ports
  • Platinum or matte black colour options
  • 292 x 201 x 8.5 mm, 770g

Surface Studio 2

It's been two years since the first Surface Studio was launched. Oddly, it's not getting an 8th-Gen processor like every other device in the range, which is a bit of a worry with the 9th-Gens dropping rumoured to be dropping in the next few months.

But it will be sporting a NVIDIA Pascal graphics card. And thank god, because the last generation shipped with an already-outdated GPU, so this upgrade has been needed for awhile.

Pricing will start at a $5,499, and only gets more expensive if you want 32GB RAM ($6,599) and 2TB storage ($7,499). Considering the 7th Gen CPU, this is a lot of money. This is a huge chunk of change, to say the least - especially when you take the 7th-Gen processor into consideration.

  • 28-inch 4500 x 3000 PixelSense display
  • Windows 10 Pro OS
  • Intel Core 8th Gen i7-7820HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/1070 8GB GPU
  • 16GM/32GM RAM
  • 1TB/2GB storage
  • 1080P HD front camera
  • 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, Sd card reader. 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 gigabit ethernet ports
  • 637.35 x 438.90 x 12.50 mm, 9.56kg

Surface Laptop 2

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Like the Pro 6, the second gen Surface laptop will also come with 8GB RAM and an 8th Gen processor, have the same upgrade options, and no USB-C. Pricing will start at $1,499.

  • 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 PixelSense display
  • Windows Home 10 OS
  • Intel Core 8th Gen i5/i7 CPU
  • 8GB/16GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • Up to 14.5 hours battery life
  • 720P HD front camera
  • USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect Port, 3.5mm headphone jack ports
  • Burgundy, platinum, cobalt blue, matte black colour options
  • 308.1 x 223.27 x 14.48 mm, 1.25kg

All of the new Surface devices are available for pre-order from today, with the Pro 6 and Laptop 2 shipping from October 16. We don't know when the Surface Studio will ship as yet.

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